Fox tells Gordon Brown: 'bring home British troops or resign'

SCOTTISH Socialist Party leader Colin Fox will tell a public meeting in Edinburgh this week that Gordon Brown should either bring home British troops from Afghanistan or resign.

Amid reports of a low turnout in the Afghan presidential elections – just 150 voted in an area which saw some of the bloodiest fighting involving British soldiers – the former Lothians MSP said Labour's strategy had been reduced to "tatters".

He said: "The unparalleled British casualties sustained during July and August from this aggressive operation now appear to have been for nothing."

Sharing the platform with Mr Fox at Wednesday night's meeting in Jury's Inn, Jeffrey Street, will be Rose Gentle from "Military families against the war". She lost her son Gordon in Iraq, and recently met the PM to express concern that lessons learned in Iraq were not being used in Afghanistan.

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